How many times to you find a manual wind, sterling silver half hunter pocket watch with shock protection?  Not often!  Model reference MP628.


From the supplied paperwork we can accurately date this watch to being sold in 1995.


Modern pocket watches are normally quartz, and for many people they ruins the experience.  Not only are quartz pocket watches not period correct to the styling (imagine a 1920’s wrist watch with a quartz movement?), but also pocket watches are not always used daily, so you may find the battery in a quartz watch has gone flat.  This watch has a manual wind movement, so both the experience and the convenience it there, but the modern addition is shock protection on the balance – this was invented after pocket watches had been left for wrist watches generally, so few pocket watches will have this important safety feature to protect the movement.That movement is the ETA 6498, which originally was the Unitas 6498 until ETA bought Unitas.  It was originally designed in the 1950’s, and is still in production 70 years later so reliability should not be an issue!  The sterling silver half hunter case has no dents and a nicely engine turned caseback without any inscription.  There is a mark between 12 and 1 on the half hunter case that we have not been able to remove.  The bow has exactly the right tension.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  61.5 mm (excluding bow)

Width without crown  49.7 mm

Case Thickness  13.4 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.